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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC.
Prior to joining the station, Elina was the arts and culture editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for L.A. Weekly and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.
Her work has appeared in such publications as California Sunday, The Believer, Bitch, HiLobrow and on the radio at KPCC and KCRW.
She is a fan of dogs, bicycles, dark chocolate and bad Russian accents.
Stories by Elina Shatkin
Mother. Mama. Eomma. Ema. Neene. Ummi. Ema. Mayi. Moma. Mommy. Whatever you call her, this is a playlist with mom in mind.
Seven business were damaged after fire tore through a half-block stretch of Mar Vista.
She and her husband Harry founded the burger chain on Sunset Boulevard in 1950.
"Free Comic Book Day is about showing the world that we are the heroes and they're welcome into our secret headquarters."
More than any other demographic, millennials tend to believe that another riot is likely to happen in the next five years — according to a new survey.
Workers along the Metro Purple line found parts of a tusk and skull from either a mastodon or mammoth — and there are plenty of other prehistoric remnants under L.A.
Free day-passes are going fast, so make your plans ASAP if you want to get in on Green Friday.
For the second year in a row, Thanksgiving travel at LAX is through the roof. That's great for airlines and the airport, not so much for travelers.
Navy veteran Ernest Thompson, who recently passed away, is being honored Sunday at a public memorial aboard the USS Iowa.
L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?
A passionate student of industrial design, she'll be honored with a tree-planting on the Cal State Long Beach campus.
Think of it as "Chopped" for the armed forces. Sixty of the military's best chefs are competing in Las Vegas at an all-day cook-off.
Greg Hasterok is the world's 12th-ranked singles tennis player in his division and you can watch him compete this weekend.
Imagine counting 3 million ballots from more than 4,500 polling locations spread out across 4,000-square miles.
Sprinter Allyson Felix and swimmers Greg Louganis and Janet Evans will lead this year's procession.